After Robert Stark purchased Waynedale’s newspaper in 2000 he called a friend and asked him to write a column about alcoholism. The friend was skeptical that the column would last more than a few months for a lack of interest. Ten years later The Waynedale News has changed ownership and “Here’s
I was born and raised in Ft. Wayne, and my wife Jane and I now live south of Albion, IN. I retired from the Ft. Wayne Fire Department in 1995 after 23 years of service. I am of Mohawk Indian ancestry on my mother’s side. I am an ordained Christian minister, and I have been a teacher of the Native
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Dr. Dennis E. Hensley is chairman of the Department of Professional Writing at Taylor University, where he holds the rank of full professor. He holds four degrees in communications, including a Ph.D. in English from Ball State University.
He is the author of 58 books and more than 3,500 published articles,
Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening, the Midwest Gardener’s Handbook, and Jackson and Perkins’ Beautiful Roses
Michele Andrews is a full-blown Hoosier and Waynedaler. She was born in a Fort Wayne hospital then followed her mom and dad home to Waynedale. She has seen bits and pieces of the world while serving a stint in the United States Navy. The farthest bit being St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.
Brandon Schwarze is a Fort Wayne native and an award winning, nationally published Journalist and Freelance Writer living in Fort Wayne.
Brandon earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University, and specializes in writing about law enforcement, higher education, economic develop,
Raised in a suburb of Los Angeles, Slim Randles was 14 before he was able to buy a horse. This was a $50 horse, and Slim’s dad used to say they fed it around the clock to keep the buzzards from circling the house.
The same could’ve been said of Slim at the time, as he weighed about 135 pounds until
Daris Howard is an author and playwright who grew up on a farm in rural Idaho. Throughout his life he has associated with many colorful characters including cowboys, farmers, lumberjacks, truck drivers, factory workers, and others while working in these and other industries. He will jokingly say that
I was born in a small town in northwest Iowa in 1931, lived and went to school there until I was 17. Dad enlisted in the Army early in 1942, earned a commission and served in Europe until the end of the war. He returned to Iowa, went back to his previous job and started his own business. He didn’t